The six-hour set

Chappelle's marathon stand-up session

Dave Chappelle performed a comedy-club set lasting more than six hours on Sunday night.

The comic took to the stage at the Los Angeles Laugh Factory just after 10.30pm on Sunday, and didn’t stop until almost 4.45am.

The six-hour, seven-minute marathon is not the first time the venue has played host to an unexpectedy long set, with Dane Cook performing for three hours and 50 minutes only last week.

Before that, the record had stood at two hours and 41 minutes, set by Richard Pryor in 1980.

Venue owner Jamie Masadas said: ‘It was just one of those nights. He had everyone laughing for six hours.’

However, Chappelle was fined more than £1,100 for the routine, under the club’s ban on the word ‘nigger’ following Michael Richards' notorious outburst their last year.

Chappelle walked out on his hit Comedy Central show last May, despite a $50million deal.

Published: 18 Apr 2007

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